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post #1 of 21 (permalink) Old 03-14-2004, 03:18 AM Thread Starter
 
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Where can I find a Fretless Neck for a JEM ?

Hi, everything is in the title !!!

Thanks for your helps
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post #2 of 21 (permalink) Old 03-14-2004, 04:06 AM
 
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Your best bet is to see if Jeremy can make one for you. Click on the LGM banner above.
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post #3 of 21 (permalink) Old 03-14-2004, 04:50 AM
 
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Converting a neck to fretless isnt too hard. Its just a case of removing the frets using a pair of fret pullers, and inlaying small strips of wood where the frets once were (either a contrast, or a wood that matches your fretboard)
-better shred than dead-ANDY
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Ooo, I've never seen a fretless guitar with a wooden fretboard only Graphite
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post #5 of 21 (permalink) Old 03-14-2004, 09:28 AM Thread Starter
 
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thks for your answers !!!!

More ideas or adresses ?
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post #6 of 21 (permalink) Old 03-14-2004, 09:35 AM
 
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make sure there are 'dummy' fret markers, or your playing will be way off all the time. dummy fret markers will give you the sound of a fretless, with the familiarities of a regular guitar. Steve has dummy markers on the triple neck fretless.

I was waiting to see how long it'd take after the g3 video for someone to start inquiring about those hehe. best of luck
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Well if you crank the distortion, you can have your intonation way off and still sound good, right?
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post #8 of 21 (permalink) Old 03-15-2004, 05:31 PM
 
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davester - not true - trust your ears you've never played fretless bass?

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post #9 of 21 (permalink) Old 03-15-2004, 07:41 PM
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Someone who doesn't have good ears (a ton of people) will highly benefit from fret markers. You can't argue with that.
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post #10 of 21 (permalink) Old 03-17-2004, 11:38 PM
 
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davester - not true - trust your ears you've never played fretless bass?

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Bass and guitar are two totally different things.
Do you realize just how hard bending notes and playing lead would be on a fretless guitar? It'd be damn near impossible, especially since your playing has to be ABSOLUTELY precise, otherwise it sounds like CRAP.
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You'd save yourself some fingerboard wear by NOT trying to bend. You'll have to roll your fingers back and forth for a vibrato (like a violinist or cellist would). Pushing the string across the fingerboard like there's a fret there will just carve up your playing surface.
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post #12 of 21 (permalink) Old 03-25-2004, 06:56 PM
 
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right, that would suck for bending notes and playing lead but you could still have a lot of fun with it.
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post #13 of 21 (permalink) Old 03-25-2004, 08:25 PM
 
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The whole point of a fretless is to slide, not bend. Bending is just a workaround on fretted instruments to get the kind of smooth transitions you can get on a fretless instrument. You have to think different on a fretless.
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The whole point of a fretless is to slide, not bend. Bending is just a workaround on fretted instruments to get the kind of smooth transitions you can get on a fretless instrument. You have to think different on a fretless.
Good point.
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Do you realize just how hard bending notes and playing lead would be on a fretless guitar? It'd be damn near impossible, especially since your playing has to be ABSOLUTELY precise, otherwise it sounds like CRAP.
Listen to some of Ron Thal's music. He playes a Vigier Surfretter, tapping and fast runs smooth as warm butter... It's possible.

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